|RADFORD UNIVERSITY- Alpha Theta Chapter|
The Robbie Page Memorial (RPM) was established in 1951 following the death of Robbie Page, Tri Sigma's fourth National President, Mary Hastings Holloway Page. His tragic death from bulpar polio -- at the time there was no cure or preventative from polio -- prompted Mary and her husband Rob to establish a memorial fund for polio research. Tri Sigma wanted to help their National President by launching the RPM fund. And in 1954, Tri Sigma adopted RPM as their National philanthropy and began Sigma's long range programming in support of recreational therapy for hospitalized children. At the 1974 convention, the sailboat became the official symbol of Sigma and the RPM program.Tri Sigma's have a sincere interest in service to others and an earnest desire to help. For Forty years, Sigma's have served children through the RPM. Because of Robbie an important and lasting contribution have been made to children everywhere. Sigmas can find their reward in knowing that their efforts make children smile.
LOCAL SERVICE Sigma Adopts Charlie Co. Marine Corps company in the Middle East
During the War on Iraq, Sigma Sigma Sigma was asked by one of our alumni, Stacey Miller, to become pen-pals and a support system for one of her friends, RU Alumni Chris Annunziata, Marine Corps Company. We gladly took on this wonderful opportunity and began writing and sending care packages to "our marines" in Kuwait and various places they went during the time of war. We still keep in touch with these men and this opportunity was a tremendous service act that we will never forget.
Sigma Sigma Sigma foundation centers its philanthropic efforts around the theme "Sigma serves children" , specifically through the RPM.Our chapter locally is involved in many other acts of kindness. Each year we throw a Halloween party as well as a Valentine's day party for a local day care center. During this day we take the entire afternoon playing, reading, singing etc. with these children. We also bring them snacks and drinks, as well as play games with them.We also, attend all Men's home basketball games where we paint faces of children. Little things mean so much to children and painting their faces makes their day as well as ours. We give much to the Children's Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, and University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill.This past fall we attended Fall Festival at Auburn Elementary where sisters helped work game booths and hand out candy and prizes to the children. We also helped out at Winter Wonderland which is a holiday party for children located on campus. Children had snacks, made cookies, opened presents, and played plenty of games. Sisters made these less fortunate kids' Holidays a little more cheerful!
*We are currently working on donating blankets to Unicef for Tsunami victims and we also donate blankets regularly to the Linus Project!
New River Fitness, a local gym, held a competition promoting gym membership amongst all the sororities at RU. The winner recieved $500 towards their philanthropy and the opportunity to talk about their philanthropy on Hot100. We are proud to announce that we won this competition for the Robbie Page Memorial Fund.